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Skokie, IL 60076        

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8237 Kenton Avenue, Skokie, IL 60076


Effective immediately the regular worship services and other activities held in the church buildings are cancelled until further notice. We are having online worship on Sunday morning at 8 am on Facebook and YouTube. The service is acessible at any time on YouTube.

Outside services are scheduled through October.

The worship service will be at 11:00am in front of the church off Kenton Avenue. All are welcome. Bring your chair and join us.

Plans are being formulated for in person services inside the church.


Central and Elston Avenue Methodist churches are in the final stages to merge as one congregation. A charge conference is scheduled for October 25, 2020 at 2 pm at Central. The Merge Team have been working to keep the congregations informed. The letters that have been sent from the Merge Team are available by emailing the church office at centralchurch@skokiecentralumc.org

The following activities are being held via the ZOOM platform. Please email the church at centralchurch@skokiecentralumc.org to be included in one of these group activities.

  • Meditation on the Gospel (Tuesday morning contemplation at 8 am). Starting June 2nd.
  • Adult Bible Study - Sunday morning 9:30 -10:15 am
  • Small group discussion of the issues concerning the end of life using the book, "Final Chapters, A Hospice Social Worker's Stories of Courage , Heart and Power" by Evelyn Amdur & Shelley R. Amdur.
    Tuesday at 7:30 pm

    Meet Our Staff

    Pastor Biel is available at (708) 271- 2998 for your prayer requests or concerns.

UPCOMING EVENTS (Call the Church Office for further information - (847) 673-1311)

  • A 90th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT will be performed on Saturday,
    October 10th at 4:00 PM. Come, sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful harmony of The Latermen as they serenade you to an outdoor concert of love songs from the 60’s and 70’s. The group is composed of good friends Roland Adams, Ernesto Silverio and Jun Cuaresma.

New to Central, Skokie, Church, and/or Christianity?

During normal times Central offers the following "in person" services:

You are welcome to Skokie Central United Methodist Church! Come and join us any Sunday morning at 8:00 am or 10:30 am for an open, welcoming worship service. A comfortable sanctuary where you can see Pastor Timothy Biel Jr. and listen to his insightful, relevant sermons. Meet friendly people and sample some of what Skokie Central UMC has to share:

  • 8:00 am RISE@Central Service.
    Are you looking for a deeper connection with Jesus? Would you like to explore Christian discipleship in a new engaging way? Then think about worshipping at our 8 am RISE@Central Service. RISE@Central is a 35-40 minute contemporary format service that actively engages all age groups. Sing along to new and favorite K-LOVE or Air1 hits, while growing in your faith.

  • The 10:30 am Classic Service features music from the Chancel Choir led and accompanied by Millete Silverio, various other musicians, song leaders, special guests and an enthusiastic congregation. At Skokie Central UMC, we feel our congregational voice – in prayer, in song, in praise – is important, strong and vibrant.

  • Holy Communion served weekly. With Skokie’s wonderfully diverse community, Communion crosses all cultural barriers since all are welcome at Skokie Central UMC's Communion table.

When you’re ready, we look forward to getting to know you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly church administrators Doris Bloom, Pam Castaneda or Kathy Tiffin at 847-673-1311 or centralchurch@skokiecentralumc.org.

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